Address: Central Agricultural University, Iroisemba, Imphal – 795 004 Manipur, India
The Central Agricultural University has been established by an act of Parliament, the Central Agricultural University Act, 1992 (No.40 of 1992). The Act came into effect on 26th January, 1993 with the issue of notification by the Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE), Govt. of India. The University became functional with the joining of first Vice-Chancellor on 13th September, 1993. The jurisdiction of the University extends to six North-Eastern Hill States viz., Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim and Tripura, with headquarters at Imphal in Manipur.
The objectives and mandates of the university as stipulated in the Act are:
+ To impart education in different branches of agriculture and allied science as it may deem fit;
+ To further the advancement of learning and conducting of research in agriculture and allied sciences;
+ To undertake extension education programme in the states under its jurisdiction; and
+ To undertake such other activities, as it may deem fit, from time to time.
To fulfill the mission, the university has set the following goals for itself:
+ To produce globally competitive graduates and postgraduates in agriculture and allied sciences;
+ To develop sustainable and profitable farming system for improving productivity, production and profitability in the agriculture and allied sectors;
+ To educate the extension functionaries for effective dissemination of agro technologies to the farmers, entrepreneurs and agro – industries; and
+ To be an important link in the chain for converting agriculture and allied vocations into profitable enterprises and providing food and nutritional security to the people of NE Region, and the world.